I haven't posted for a while, but I am doing great. I was down 1.2 today, HOT DAMN. I have so struggled sometimes, and rejoice when the loss is significant like this (as opposed to a .2 loss). I feel great and I can't wait (I almost typed weight!) until spring when I can quit dressing like the Michelin Man. I am now into a size 14 pants from an 18W/20W. That's a 14 with NO W!! Are you kidding me?! I don't ever remember wearing a 14. Ever!
I had to take a sweater back to the store because it was too big. Another giant NSV. I am busty and tops are (were) a problem. I have often been 2 sizes larger on top than on my pants or skirts, and dress or sets have been almost impossible for me to buy. So anyway, I bought this gorgeous sweater made even prettier by being on sale and low and behold, it hung on me like a gunny sack. A very attractive gunny sack, but still!! I took it back and exchanged it for the next size down. (I hate to try clothes on in stores, a phobia born of trying to buy clothes that look nice on an obese teenager, with critical parents standing by. Its murder on ones self esteem. I hate dressing rooms and mirrors. So I don't try things on. I buy them, take them home, try there and take them back if necessary. Silly, but something I may never recover from!)
Trying new foods! What fun! So last week it was bulgur. I have made this before and it wasn't so hot! But that was my fault! I didn't give it a chance! This time I researched recipes and found ones that interested me and kind of concocted my own mix of flavors that appealed to me. I made a bulgar recipe that called for green onions, tarragon, parsley, garlic and chicken broth and a bit of orange juice and zest. OMG, its all I ate for lunch for 3 days. 1 cup cooked bulgar = 5 PP. And it was good and it was filling and its flavorful and I bought more bulgur at the store today. I am hooked.
I also bought a couple of Pepino Melons. Unremarkable little boogers and certainly not worth $4.99 a lb in my opinion. Oh well, win some, lose some.
I am so happy that I have the opportunity and the wherewithall to try new things and that I am the kind person that enjoys doing so. I have an adventurous pallet and I consider that a great asset in the weigh loss journey because I am not stuck only eating certain things or denying vegetables cause "I hate veggies" or "You ate what?!". I will try anything once and if something I can adapt to my life and I can afford it, what the heck, I just expanded my horizons.